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Bon Secours launches Premier BI platform
Healthcare IT News : August 1, 2014, 11:02 am
As it works to get a more valuable, holistic view of its clinical and financial data, Bon Secours Health System is rolling out a cloud-based data warehouse and business intelligence platform from Premier Inc.
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Telehealth bill may fix payment issues
Healthcare IT News : August 1, 2014, 10:58 am
The use of telehealth is poised to become more widespread when a fistful of obstacles gets flattened out. Perhaps chief among those: payment policies
As things stand today, doctors have little financial incentive to engage in telemedicine because it's hard for them to be reimbursed for services rendered virtually, particularly across state borders.
Two Republican senators from Mississippi are looking to change that.
HHS signs off on new ICD-10 deadline
Healthcare IT News : August 1, 2014, 10:24 am
The revised compliance date for providers, payers and clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10 has been finalized by the Department of Health and Human Services. It's Oct. 1, 2015 – just 14 months from today.
[See also: 3 common ICD-10 myths, debunked]
Real-time big data analytics for clinical care
Healthcare IT News : August 1, 2014, 8:24 am
Over the summer, I’ve given many lectures about SMAC -- social media, mobile, analytics and cloud computing.
The most popular analytics topics are business intelligence, big data, and novel data visualizations.
EHR rollouts gone wrong
Healthcare IT News : July 31, 2014, 12:44 pm
EHR rollouts gone wrong
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Athens Regional Health System | Athens, Ga. Staff and clinicians of the health system had reportedly expressed several concerns over the "aggressive" rollout of its $31 million Cerner EHR, which started beginning of May 2014, according to a report in the Banner-Herald. The report cited a letter sent to CEO James Thaw, signed by more than a dozen clinicians, recounting cases of medication errors, misplaced orders, "emergency department patients leaving after long waits; and of an inpatient who wasn't seen by a physician for (five) days." There was so much criticism toward upper management's handling of the rollout, it reportedly led to the resignation of Thaw and CIO Gretchen Tegethoff. | Photo: Brad Aaron, Flickr 2002
Ask anyone. EHR rollouts are no walk in the park. They're expensive. They're time consuming. And, for many healthcare organizations, they raise critical safety concerns, can lead to huge budget deficits, C-suite resignations and plummeting staff